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Breastfeeding in public places - perfectly normal?

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To be honest, I wouldn’t even care if it became normal for women to go shirtless or completely naked. Or men for that matter. Its a body. Everybody has one. If you can’t handle this fact, become a hermit.
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I personally do not care for flashing my boobs, but I do feed the baby in public.
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Breastfeeding is NATURAL and there should be nothing disturbing about it! Society says it should be kept behind closed doors, but it’s not SEX or anything.
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Every woman I have seen walks through the aisles with her baby barely hanging on therefore showing her entire breast. I came around the corner the other day in Walmart and a young lady had her shirt pulled down feeding a baby on one breast with the other completely exposed. I’d hardly call that decent.
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Women should not have to cover with a blanket to make others comfortable. I don’t know of any women, personally, who breastfeed in an “indecent” manner (indecent, I suppose, being letting too much of their breasts show), but ultimately it isn’t anyone else’s business. They’re not showing off, they’re feeding a baby.
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Sorry but is it really that hard to cover with a blanket? Women should totally be aloud to breastfeed in public but they should also have enough decency to cover up while doing it.
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My friend has been dreading this for a long time now and she does not even go places most of the time because of fear someone will say something. I tell her all the time that it is fine and even if one wacko doesn't like it that's fine people don't like other things about people and they voice their opinion.
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That’s great that you support breastfeeding. I actually would love to get to the stage when we stop calling it breastfeeding, and just call it feeding. That’s all it is. You’re not feeding a breast, you’re feeding a baby. It’s babyfeeding. Should women have to cover their babies to feed them in public? That sounds a little silly, doesn’t it?
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Currently, the only protection nursing moms have in Idaho is jury duty exemption. The Idaho Breastfeeding Law Coalition started a Moveon.org petition in effort to bring the state up to speed with the rest of the country, but despite its 1,400 signatures, there’s no indication Idaho is close to passing legislation.
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Anyone who understands life and celebrates birth should have no problem with this.
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I personally think it should be allowed in public and even encouraged. The most important reason, I think, is because we need to expose it to people in general to do a culture shift - it's the bigger picture. We want healthier, more psychologically and emotionally sound children.
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Now, it is becoming the norm to breastfeed here in the US. In MY family, it is the norm, but maybe because my mother's family is from Mexico and the culture is different anyway.
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PARENTS packed a County Durham cafe yesterday (Saturday, March 15) in support of a national campaign to promote breastfeeding in public. Tasha McNeil organised the event in Starbucks, at St Helen Auckland, near Bishop Auckland, and almost 20 parents - some breastfeeding and others bottle or formula feeding - took part.
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Breast milk is the best diet for infants and exclusive breastfeeding is strongly recommended. In order for breastfeeding to be exclusive, mothers will face situations where they will need to feed in public places whether they are indoors or outdoors.
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Breastfeeding is natural and should be praised not shunned in public! There is nothing offensive about a mother giving the best nurishment possible to her child!
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I only comment on these stories occastionally. Not because I don’t support breastfeeding when and wherever you and your baby please — I am as a lactation consultant and obviously an enthusiastic advocate. But being asked to stop nursing is completely beyond my realm of experience; it seems, in a way, fictional.
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